Looking for something fun to do on the 4th of July? Check out the parade in downtown Grass Valley, followed by a celebration and fireworks at the Nevada County Fairgrounds. The parade begins at 11 a.m.; Fairgrounds gates open at 3 p.m., entertainment begins at 4 p.m. and the fireworks spectacular kicks off at 9:30 p.m. Music, entertainment, food and refreshments will be offered. Details and ticket prices can be found here. See you on the 4th!
Our first Fun Fair Camp was a success! We had 19 kids attend and create exhibits – potholders, photos, baked goods and clay pots – to enter in this year’s Fair! Such a fun day and we’re already discussing next year’s event! Thank you to all who volunteered and participated.
Have you signed your kids up for the 2019 Fun Fair Camp? This fun day camp gives kids the opportunity to create an exhibit to enter in the Fair. Sew a pillow or pot holder, learn photography, make cookies, or paint a clay pot to enter in the “Farm Fun Planter Pots” division. This day camp is happening on Monday, June 24 from 8:30 am – 3:30 pm and is available to ages 6-12. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Stop by the Fair Office to register or give us a call at 530-273-6217.
Are you interested in showcasing your artwork at Art at the Classic, a top-ranked equine and western art show? Held during the Draft Horse Classic, September 19 – 22, at the Nevada County Fairgrounds in Grass Valley, this equine and western art show features impressive works of art in a dozen categories and more than 100 works by painters, sculptors, photographers and other fine artists. The show has become one of the premier displays of its kind – attracting both art lovers and horse lovers. Artists are encouraged to participate by entering artwork in the show and purchasing booth space at the show.
The juried show is open to all artists over 18 years old whose work reflects a western way of life and includes any equine subject, work on the land, western landscape, animals or wildlife. Entries must be artist’s original design, produced in the last three years, and not previously shown in Art at the Classic. Classes include oil, acrylic, watercolor, pastel, pen and ink, graphic and charcoal, colored pencil, photography, sculpture, miniatures, and anything goes (mixed media). All artwork must be for sale.
If you are interested in participating in this show by entering artwork in the show and/or purchasing booth space at the show, applications are available at here. Or if you have questions, contact Judy Vargas, Director of Art at the Classic, at . The deadline to apply is June 25, 2019.
Look what got planted at the Nevada County Fairgrounds this morning – Marigolds on Gold Path! A big thank you to Nevada Union FFA for planting these flowers for our community to enjoy all summer! Let the Fair season begin!
Introducing Fun Fair Camp, where kids get to create an exhibit to enter in the Fair. Sew a pillow or pot holder, learn photography and prepare a photo to enter, make cookies and take home the recipe to prepare for your Fair entry, or paint a clay pot to enter in the “Farm Fun Planter Pots” division. This fun day camp is happening on Monday, June 24, from 8:30 am – 3:30 pm and is available to ages 6-12. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Stop by the Fair Office to register or give us a call at 530-273-6217. Don’t miss out on the fun!
The Fairgrounds maintenance team has been busy planting trees at California’s Most Beautiful Fairgrounds. Here are pictures of six of the 13 trees being planted. Trees make us happy! Thank you, Rotary Club of Grass Valley, for the donation of these beauties!
Call for Artists! Are you interested in showcasing your artwork at Art at the Classic, an equine and western art show? Held during the Draft Horse Classic, September 19 – 22 at the Nevada County Fairgrounds, this art show features works of art by painters, sculptors, photographers and other fine artists. Artists are encouraged to participate by entering artwork in the show and purchasing booth space at the show. If you are interested, applications are available here. Photo by Sharon O’Brien Lykins.
Draft Horse Classic tickets go on sale tomorrow morning (Wednesday) at 8 am! We’re ready! So excited to have these Gentle Giants at the Fairgrounds in September. If you need tickets, give us a call or visit here.
Effective immediately, the Nevada County Fairgrounds will return to its summer hours, which means that the inner grounds and gates will be open during the week and weekends from 8 am – 4:30 pm each day to walkers and bicyclists. The summer hours only apply to the inner grounds and gate closures; it does not affect the Fairgrounds Administration Office, the RV Park, or any events that are taking place on the grounds during the summer months or on the weekends. Happy walking and cycling!